Last year’s harvest still stuck at Northam

Part of last year’s harvest still waiting at the end of last month to be cleared from Northam.

Local farmers fear transport
bottlenecks may force this year’s
crop to be dumped on ground

By Frank Panizza and Michael Sinclair-Jones

TRANSPORT delays have angered local farmers gearing up for another big harvest.

They say that up to a fifth of last year’s record crop has yet to be shifted from major storage sites at railheads such as Northam.

Many believe another record crop will overwhelm WA’s struggling transport network and cause it to fail.

It has raised fears that some of this year’s harvest may have to be dumped on the ground, where it can be used only for stock feed instead of milling.

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